Of Sheltering Scandinavian Skies

Think of Scandinavia, and images of cold, barren and forbidding landscapes come to mind. Of fjords and ice floes. Of well-inhabited towns in the south and the desolate, arctic north. Then again, as the music of The Beatles and Billy Joel have reminded us, it is anything but. And, if you like Edvard Grieg’s Peer… Continue reading Of Sheltering Scandinavian Skies

Homo Deus (sans machina)

It had been a while since I ordered a copy of Homo Deus, Yuval Noah Harari’s second book. I read his first book, Sapiens, sometime in October last year and had reviewed it in a post on my blog. I enjoyed it so much that I was eagerly looking forward to reading Homo Deus. And… Continue reading Homo Deus (sans machina)

GALF 2018: Stories from Home

Goa had some unusual visitors this winter. Not tourists, but some of the finest writers from India and from across the world congregated in this wonderful coastal state to talk about, well, literature and storytelling. The International Centre Goa, venue for GALF 2018 I count myself among the lucky and the privileged to have been… Continue reading GALF 2018: Stories from Home

GALF 2018: Stories of Crossings

While some of the finest stories emerging from GALF 2018 were those from home, rooted in Indian experiences, thought and tradition, there were yet other delightful tales that deserve to be told separately. For these are stories of crossings; of writers making physical and metaphorical journeys across time and space, and of ordinary people who… Continue reading GALF 2018: Stories of Crossings